Wright out three weeks with elbow injury
Wright hyperextended his right elbow early in the Blue Jackets' 3-2 victory over Vancouver on Monday night. He is expected to be out three weeks.
Along with Geoff Sanderson, Wright is one of two players chosen in the 2000 expansion draft that is still with the Blue Jackets.
He scored a career-high 19 goals and had 30 points last season in 70 games. Wright has 48 goals and 86 points in his three full seasons with the Blue Jackets.
"Right now we feel it's fairly serious and it will keep him out of the lineup," coach Lindy Ruff said.
The Sabres called up forward Domenic Pittis from AHL club Rochester and sent goaltender Ryan Miller to the minors.
Briere is the team's No. 2 center, behind Chris Drury, and joins a grown list of injured forwards. Tim Connolly (concussion), Jochen Hecht (broken arm) and Eric Boulton (thumb) already were on the injured list.
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